Where did St. Catherine of Siena say "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."?

  • When you ask where, what exactly are you asking? Timeframe, a location, an event? No where is it written when she said it, just that the quote is affiliated with her directly.
    – JonH
    Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 3:20

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St. Catherine discussed the topic of endurance passim in her letters (esp. vol. 3 & 4 of the Engl. transl.), but nothing that says anything about achieving "great things", but enduring for the truth or charity of one's neighbor.

It's reminiscent of charity, which "Beareth all things … endureth all things" (1 Cor. 13:7) or St. Paul's "endur[ing] all things for the sake of the elect" (2 Tim. 2:10).

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